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The Kiddie List searches for the best and brightest of this next generation of two-year-olds. Dullahan, El Padrino, Take Charge Indy, Union Rags, Creative Cause, Drill, Dreaming of Julia, Beholder, Kauai Katie, Emollient, Fortify and countless other runners were featured on the Kiddie List before they hit the national radar. Many juveniles that were introduced on the Kiddie List rewarded their backers with double digit wins.
The Kiddie List will spotlight the top workers and blue bloods breezing four furlongs and farther, plus some entries and results. I’ll cover the New York, Kentucky, California and Florida tracks, and occasionally Arlington, Fair Hill and Monmouth. If a particularly well bred baby shows up at another track, I’ll include that one as well. Due to the enormous number of juveniles, some of these names may show up only once or twice. You can find more of this season’s two year olds on the 2015 Kentucky Derby Contenders and 2015 Kentucky Oaks Contenders lists.
(Bustin Stones - Tabuha, by Buddha) (F) was ready to roll in her debut in Wednesday’s
opener at Belmont. The daughter of New York
sire Bustin Stones shot out of the gate and kept on going, posting fractions of
:22.92, :46.70 and :59.00 before coasting under the wire six lengths ahead of
her nearest competitor, Razia Sultana. Trained by Gary Contessa, Evrybdymstgetstonz
stopped the clock in 1:05.58 for the 5 ½ furlongs. Evrybdymstgetstonz is the first winner from
two starters for her dam. Tabuha is a half to the juvenile stakes placed
I Spent It (Super Saver - Rateeba, by Sky Mesa) (C) $600K
FTFMAR14; lived up to his hefty price tag in his debut on Wednesday in Belmont’s
third race. In the early stages, I Spent It hustled to
the front next to Enjoy the Show on the inside, but was passed by Battle Red,
who cut in front of I Spent It, causing him to check back to third. Castellano allowed the colt to find his stride
while sitting a length behind the pace.
In the stretch, Battle Red had a two length lead. I Spent It appeared to
hang, then shifted gears while drifting out from the whip. He collared a game all-out Battle Red to win
by ¾ a length, getting the 5F in :58.11.
I Spent It’s dam is a half to multiple juvenile stakes winner and sire ZAVTA and San Rafael Stakes (G-3)
placed Cocky. This is the distaff line of sire DIXIE UNION. I Spent It is the first winner for his
Freshman Sire, Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver. The Tony Dutrow trainee will
likely contest the summer stakes races.
Race 2 | MSW 5 ½ F |
There are a couple of colts in here representing their Freshman Sires, 2YO Champs Midshipman and Lookin At Lucky.
Navy Blue (Midshipman - Just Gabi, by Devil
His Due) (C) $90K OBSMAR14; His half sister SALTAMONTES (Wheelway) won/placed in all
five starts as a 2YO, including four stakes races. Their dam placed in her
debut. Midshipman has five starters and three
winners. He’s #8 on the Freshman Sire list.
Good Luck Gus (Lookin At Lucky - Tacticmove, by
Deputy Minister) (C) $97K FTNAUG13; His dam is a half to La Canada (G-2)
heroine Cat Fighter and to a 2YO graded stakes winner in England. The second dam STRATEGIC MANEUVER won the Won
Spinaway S. (G-1), Matron S. (G-1), Demoiselle S. (G-2), and Schuylerville S.
(G-2). Lookin At Lucky is off to an
excellent start at stud. From 11
starters, 7 have won and 2 have placed. He’s currently the #3 Freshman Sire in
Race 4 | MSW 6 F |
Presto Magic (More Than Ready -
Whenthedoveflies, by Dove Hunt) (F) $140K (RNA) KEESEP13; She found 4 ½ furlongs too short over the
speed favoring Monmouth surface in her debut, but still got up for second
place. She’s a half to the multiple
stakes winning juvenile YES I'M
LUCKY (by Yes Its True), who set a new
course record in the Laurel Futurity for 5 ½ F on the lawn. He also won the
Frank Gomez Memorial on the dirt and placed in the G-3 Sapling. Whenthedoveflies was a multiple stakes winning sprinter over the
lawn. Presto Magic has the pedigree to be adept over any surface.
Cavorting (Bernardini - Promenade Girl, by
Carson City) (F) $360K KEENOV13; She’s a daughter of the 2006 Maryland Champion
Older Mare. This is the distaff family of the multiple graded stakes winners ANOTHER REVIEW (Californian S., etc.),
DANCE COLONY (Adirondack S. 2nd
in Gazelle), Swaps hero BLUESKIESNRAINBOWS,
and Santa Barbara Handicap heroine NO
REVIEW. The fourth dam Dumfries is a
blue hen. Bernardini’s babies only win 10% first time out, but Cavorting’s
damsire Carson City adds some win-early speed to her pedigree. Although
Cavorting’s full sister Seaside Escape didn’t win her early starts, that filly
raced in England. Promenade Girl won her
Sweet Maya (Malibu Moon - Special Ballad, by
Saint Ballado) $125K KEESEP13; She’s a half to ACAFFELLA, winner of the Angel
Island Stakes as a 2YO. Special Ballad
is a half to Cowdin Stakes hero TWILIGHT
TIME and stakes winner UNINHIBITED SONG.
Another stakes placed half sister bore Matron (G-2) winner MISS BEHAVIOR.
Just too Perfect
(Pleasantly Perfect - Winter Tide, by Tale of the Cat) (F) Mentioned on the
June 22 Kiddie List. She’s a full sister
to Pleasant Miss who
placed in four stakes at two, including the Oak Tree Juvenile Fillies
Turf. Four half siblings raced and three
are winners. All won/placed at age two.
an eye on Ozone (Songandaprayer
- Thin Air, by Mt. Livermore) (F) $50K FTMMAY14; She doesn’t own a whole lot of
blacktype, but she has the most precocious pedigree in the field. Her half sister Contessa B. (Good Reward) won
her debut and their dam placed in her debut.
Songandaprayer has a 43% win rate with his 2YO.
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